Who is Faze Apex?
Yousef Abdelfattah was born in California USA on 20 June 1996, under the zodiac sign of Gemini, and holds American nationality. He is better known by his gaming name Faze Apex, and particularly for his YouTube channel and his gaming skills.
Early life and family
There is not much known about Apex’s family, as he keeps these things to himself. He fell in love with video games at a very young age while he was still attending elementary school, and started his own YouTube vlog in 2008, which is when it all began for him. He has an older brother and two nephews who he refers to as Faze Baby and Faze Baby 2.0. You can hear his mother on some of his videos – she was a bit skeptical when Apex decided not to go to university after he matriculated from Lowell High School in 2010, but to dedicate his time to his YouTube career – however, when she saw the attention he was getting, she became very supportive of him.
Apex’s first videos on his YouTube channel were from the “Call of Duty” first person shooting game, in which he was known by his username Atrocity HD – he was very good at it and soon got to know all the popular names in the CoD community. Thomas Oliveira formed the FaZe Clan in 2010 with another two members – Faze Resistance and Faze Housecat – and they uploaded videos of themselves playing “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II” – they noticed Apex’s channel on which he played CoD as well, and invited him to join their clan in 2014 which he gladly accepted, and he then moved to live with them in the Faze house in New York, and they have been together ever since. Apex is now a co-owner of the clan together with Thomas (Temperrr), Richard (Banks) and Nordan (Rain). Other than just playing games, the group also owns their own clothing line, and have a website on which they sell their merchandise.
FaZe Clan was called FaZe Sniping at first, and is an esport organization whose members compete in several video game competitions. The clan changed a couple of players during the years including when they traded Huke and Slasher for Call of Duty champions James “Clayster” Eubanks and Dillon “Attach” Price. This team helped them make it to the top three Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare squads as they did very well at Pro League – their first big win was during the UMG Dallas 2015, event after they fought and beaten the OpTic team, after which the team decided to go to Europe to compete in the Gfinity Summer Championship 2015 – they got to the finals with ease and had to face OpTic again there, and although losing 0-3 at one stage, managed to get back and won with a 4-3 score. They didn’t have any major wins after that, and showed poor performance during the UMG Washington DC 2015.
Other games which the clan competes at include “Counter Strike: Global Offensive”, “FIFA”, “Fortnite Battle Royale”, “Overwatch” and “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege”, but they aren’t as good as at CoD, and haven’t won any tournaments.
There is very little known about Apex’s personal life as he doesn’t want to share it with the public – he never talks about those kind of things, and it is only known that he loves playing sports including exercising as they have a gym in the Faze house, and he adores his mother the most, especially the food which she cooks. It is said that he dated Adrianna Scaley for two years before they split in 2006, but he was only 11 at the time so it was highly unlikely.
It seems that this popular internet personality is single at the moment, has never married and doesn’t have any kids. The fact that he never talks about his girlfriends has led to rumors about him being gay, but he never approved nor denied it – he actually mentioned that he is gay during one of his gameplays, but that was just Apex’s sense of humor.
Exactly 4 years ago today: I moved into the first ever FaZe House in New York ?
November 12, 2014 – the best decision of my life pic.twitter.com/OGDUhg4Meb
— FaZe Apex (@FaZeApex) November 12, 2018
Appearance and net worth
Apex is currently 22 years old, has short black hair and a black beard, black eyes, is 5ft 9ins (1.8m) tall and weighs around 161lbs (73kgs) – he also has a sportive body as he goes to the gym almost every day.
According to authoritative sources, Faze’s net worth is estimated to be around $1.5 million, while his annual income is reputedly over $100,000 – most of the money he earns is from his YouTube account.
Social media presence
Life of a YouTuber is completely tied to his social media appearance, and he has to be active on multiple accounts on several social media platforms to stay popular and stay seen. Apex is managing to stay active and is becoming more famous every day with every video he uploads to his YouTube channel – he opened it on 8 November 2008 and it was called “bananafone”, but he later renamed it to FaZe Apex, and has gathered nearly five million followers and accumulated almost one billion views on all of his videos combined, which generates a nice sum of money.
Apex is also very active on Instagram on wiche he has two million followers while he posted 360 times – he mostly uploads funny stuff such as memes and photo-shopped pictures. He has a Twitter account as well which he opened in January 2011, and has so far gathered 2.3 million followers and tweeted around 51,000 times. He has a Snapchat account called “ApexSnaps”, and his Facebook page is followed by more than 150,000 people.